>>7589001 >short stories collection plus a side collection of flash fiction >usually whatever weird ideas i have cobbled together from things i see or hear - no youre not having them >3 short stories that equate to about 50 odd pages, though non will make my final collection and about a dozen flash fiction pieces that are each only a paragraph or two long >my flash fiction that I'll put online is coming on swimmingly but theres little effort to them when the plot equates to a paragraph. Two genuine ideas for my shorts collection have reduced me to writers block; i know where they are going its the path thats a little muddy >it changes
>>7589001 >genre I guess neo-noir/vaporwave if I had to put a point on it >plot Standard hardboiled stuff. Really just about how we perceive consumer capitalism and how its degenerating our lives mentally and spiritually. >satisfied Hard to say as I've only just started. I'm maybe 1000 words in but I might use the exact same section for both the beginning and end because it works both ways so possibly I could say 2000. >prots name Not sure yet
It's about a clumsy politician who not a lot of people are fond of (in congress) and just his misadventures really, like being stuck in the bathroom while one of his colleagues is having gay sex in the next stall, etc. Think of like a Rand Paul/Dan Quayle
>repeating day in the real world, so fantasy >Two young men inherit a curse from their dying father. They relive the last 24 hours in his body up until his death, then wake up 24 hours before he is fated to die; all this goes in a loop that can be broken in a way only the father known. Each considers the nature of death, and arrive at opposite answers: should it be averted, or accepted? >Main scenes have been finalized, so I'm currently writing the story proper. >It's a story that can touch on any other possible theme, so I'm satisfied with its immunity to writer's block. >Josse and Zivilyn Passant (both share equal billing as protagonists of the first volume; later volumes let them sink nicely into supporting or antagonist roles so that a completely new character can be the protagonist instead)
Since death is one of the premise's main themes, it's convenient for all kinds of side stories.
Below is a dialogue from the father to Josse and Zivilyn:
Humanity was once united in nomadry, led by someone whose wisdom knew no bounds.
The Leader knew the clean water, the safe food, the coming weather, the terrain ahead, predators' approaches, and criminals' motives. Only the passage of time brought death: not an animal, not an accident, and definitely not an assailant.
On their deathbed, the Leader secretly called for the very first person they saved, and spoke these words:
[None shall die alone or unknown. This is a divine oath that blesses a new person when its speaker can avoid death no longer.]
The Leader revealed everything to that person: how others would have died from the dirty water, the unsafe food, the sudden weather, the perilous terrain, the predators' ambushes, and the criminals' deceit. How animals, accidents, and assailants tried to bring death. How the Leader committed all those initial misfortunes to memory so that he could avert as many of them as possible.
The Leader used the repeating days to blaze a path only he could make, one that saved humanity time and time again. It may have been the result of countless failures, but while the Leader alone can bear the weight, he would make sure everything would be fine. Having said their piece, the Leader died with a beaming smile.
That very oath is now known as the Confidant's Creed, and I spoke it to the both of you for a reason: my time is up, and yours are starting. Coincidence no longer exists for people like us.
My main inspirations: -the film Groundhog Day -the game Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem -the manga Land of the Blindfolded
>what genre Historical fiction >plot Japanese soldier in the raping of Nanking, generally struggling with his nationalism in the face of all that slaughter and his own morality as people he knows and respects rape and murder civilians. >how many words written so far A few thousand >are you satisfied with it Ehh, it definitely needs work. I'm trying to mix up literary styles, so it's quite positive and light early on, and then very Kafkaesque as he deals with the absurdity of the scenario and tries to detach himself from it, and then towards the end I am going to go for something much more brutal and minimalist, to reflect his grim acceptance, or apathy rather. Though, I think this could turn out a bit messy and I might go for something simple yet aesthetic, like the great gatsby but worse. >name of your main protagonist I don't know yet
>YA fantasy with Norse mythology >quest >25k >It's decent so far but I need to add more tension, and expand a character by giving her the opening chapter. I have the plot but need to figure out to how do some of the reveals
Oliver Spears used to be a scientist, but he’s now guilty by association in connection with a cult of post-humans, who refer to themselves as “Seraphs.” The group is led by his former partner, who slaughtered an entire research base to maintain the groups anonymity. He finds himself in an immovable situation; He’s now a post-human, like the others, but wasn’t involved in the massacre. He is forced to either stay with his kind as a galactic criminal, or surrender himself to the authorities. Meanwhile, the hunt for the Seraphs is led by the charismatic and charming Farris Rogers, a mercenary hired by the Galactic Space Agency to use his vast resources to capture and eliminate the Seraphs. Through propoganda and action, he compells millions to falling in love with him as a leader. However, this causes civilian discontent towards the GSA, and a political conflict arises between the two forces who are supposed to be working together to destroy a common threat. The GSA and Rogers soon become enemies, with the people backing their idol. However, once the camera’s and the eyes are off of him, Rogers will have to decide for himself where his true loyalties lie as well; with the people who love him, or his lust for power.
>Genre Sci-fi. Medium, in between sift and hard. Frame narrative >Plot Short stories taking place on this main, large airport/weigh station/rest stop in my novel's method of space travel. Emphasis on "humanity" not restricted to species. >How many words Actual prose, somewhere around 30,000. Details and ideas included (been mulling this over for years on and off, but never actually writing), countless. >Are you satisfied? Trick question? Who is? >Name of main protagonist Hal.
Writing a "practice novel" will set you up to fail. It implies that attitude of "if it goes wrong, no problem", which will make you lazy and a worse writer. You need to approach every novel like it's going to win the next Nobel Prize, or sell a million copies in the opening weekend, or whatever aspirations you may have. Just like everything in life.
Practice makes perfect. If you only plan to do Pulitizer material, you'll never write anything. Most writers have 10x of unpublished material vs published. Those unpublished materials helped perfect the material that wins the publication or prize.
The difference is they wrote that unpublished material to be published, but it wasn't good enough for them, rather than just writing it as a hobby. Always aim to be the best, regardless of if you make it or not.
>Genre Not sure really, elements of science-fiction and psychological thriller maybe, but mostly it's just a plain old fiction.
>Plot A man gets cucked by his wife, and when he confronts her she pushes for divorce and custody of their daughter. He grows increasingly depressed and desperate, and is considering ending it all when a mysterious figure offers him the chance to try out some new technology. When he uses this technology, he is able to create any virtual reality he wants. It's like lucid dreaming, only he remains fully conscious. At first he uses the virtual reality for fairly ordinary pleasures, but as time progresses his acts become more and more depraved and he begins to lose touch of what is real and his whole concept of reality and existence becomes increasingly distorted.
>How many words written so far About 1000, but scattered about in various disjointed passages.
>are you satisfied with it No, I think my plot is potentially brilliant, but I'm still struggling to work out some of the finer details, and quite a lot of the time my writing simply isn't good enough. I've been sitting on this idea for about 5 years, and all I have to show for it is a few pages that I'm actually happy with.
>>7589001 romance/memoir polo team tour pakistan, murica and argentina protags old friend goes missing in argentina ~ 230 pages (1st draft) Tom Standing dad wrote 1st draft. i wrote a detailed treatment, talked to editor and have just started on the 2nd draft, plan to finish by march & publish before september sample of 2nd draft http://pastebin.com/cF1W7wZE
>>7589001 > what are you writing? > doesn't contribute
>what genre contemporary fiction >plot Two brothers from a small mill town go to war in Iraq - one as a 19 yo jarhead in 1991 and the other as a USMC Major in 2007. Their stories overlap with adjusting to life back in the states and the PTSD episodes, as well as a father dying from Agent Orange exposure and the fact that the mills have all closed at their town adn their attempts to make meaning of it all and revive their home. >how many words written so far 27,000, but I will probably cull about 10,000 of those as I add more..I am only about 1/4 though the story, so I have some heavy editing to do later. >are you satisfied with it Mostly - I have some sections that I really believe are god-tier, but most is simply passable and needs work. some parts, those that deal with intimacy and struggles therewith are honest and frank, but I worry they also sound too much like they were lifted from a romance novel >name of your main protagonist there are two, Thomas and Poke >etc... I may save part of the story for a follow up. I feel like the story is too much.
>Techno-Thriller/ Action, could switch to either drama or comedy/satire depending on influences >The internal thoughts and feelings, the struggle, of one pilot and his wingmen as they defend their homeland from enemies, becoming the mascots of the resistance and of patriotism. Only for the MC to discover that he's become truly insane, as it's covered up to the public, and he battles his own insanity within himself while giving into it... while his friends and family can only watch. >300,000 or more. >Fuck no. It's dischordant as shit. I started the damn thing 3 or 3 1/2 years ago, before I actually knew how to word things, and my style has shifted gradually throughout the title. Just needs polishing and/or beta reading, I guess. > First Lt. Henry D. Anderson, 226th FS
Science and math with sci-fi elements are the driving thing. And what starts off as a satire of Jingoism and 'patriot's' thoughts turns into a dark and depressing Yandere story of possession and lust.
Yes it sounds like it's all over the goddamn place. That's because it kinda is. The second book, though, is 95% done... it's the best in my opinion. The main struggle is to get Part 1 polished enough to be it's intro, to actually have people make it through and want more.
Sorry for wall of text. 300,000 words and going... haha...
Alternate history and romance. Two girls in early 2000s communist Japan have a brief and tragic affair. My protagonist's name is Chie. It's a sequel to a novel I wrote about an alternate fascist Japan with the same characters in different situations. So far I haven't written any of it, but I'm going to start tonight.
>>7591543 just found the notes, about 10,000 words title: Aphid protag: Eve plot: man-made disease thing originally to help replenish ocean with fish, mutates into human std, literal feminazis infect UN food aid with it, shit escalates to global war between men and women it's as fucked as it sounds. dunno what i was smoking in college
> Psychological suspense I guess. More of a character study of myself. > A man is tormented by his inner demons that he projects to be real. He protects himself through manipulation and two face personalities that borders on sociopathy. I'm almost done with with the outline, idk if I should go through with it. > Most likely my own, or something more subtle and symbolic. > I feel if I can write about my experience of living as a human and the abuse I've gone through I can have some closure. But I don't want it to be a biography. I want to make an engaging read. Nervous how it will turn out.
>>7591713 Thank you, I'll consider that possibility. Maybe I'll get more of a spark in writing exactly what happened instead of trying to build characters around it. Btw, have you seen "Enemy?" It stars Jake Gyllenhaal and it's essential a character study of the director and it inspired me to start jotting some notes down about myself.
that's good but u need inspiration from books as well as films to see how psychology works in that medium. i'll vaguely recommend you: catcher in the rye mans search for meaning solaris the bell jar terra amata the lady in the looking glass the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime
>>7591887 Well, just kill yourself. Not like you'd be missed or anything. The world would probably be better off without you and /lit/ and 4chan in general definitely would. So I say, do it. Just end it all, now. Immediately.
>plot At the summons of his father, a former soldier / deserter is heading home, expecting to take charge of the family homestead. His native city enforces a ban on interaction with deities, which interact with people and political powers in mundane ways on a daily basis. The soldier's brother informs their father that some time ago, the protagonist had dealings with a minor river goddess who saved his life: he tells the father this, and as a result the protagonist loses his birthright and the homestead goes to the younger brother.
>how many words written so far Just a few thousand
>are you satisfied with it I like it but mostly just because I don't write things I don't like reading.
>name of your main protagonist Didymos, "Diddy." All of the characters have allegorical Greek names, with location names in English.
>>7591967 Ehh, I like to think so at this point but I have issues with it for sure. If I published it as is I know people would buy it just to read the new tour de force but I'm not sure I succeed as I would like to with some aspects descriptive imagery
I've given a few hundred pages to a critic I know and he said the prose construction was legendary and the story was the best he had ever read. "a more comfortable atmosphere and life changing story than I'd ever read. You've got literary elements of genius in this" is something from his email he sent back. idk if its actually any good
>>7591977 No, you literally just told me to kill myself
>>7589001 >Are you writing a novel? In a future tense yes. Though I am young. So I figure I'll make a life for myself worth recording first, then hope that someday others will want to read my story long after and find some inspiration in what I have to say. I find it comforting to have something to relate to.
>what genre Semiautobiographical realistic fiction. >plot Very complicated, far too much so for me to explain it here. >how many words written so far Around 8500, barely gotten started really >name of your main protagonist Deliberately unnamed
I lived in China for many years, and I am also doing research into certain japanese customs and traditions. By kafkaesque and absurd, I do mean that sort of lucid and dreamlike sort of writing, where nothing seems to make sense-because it doesn't, he can't consolidate his understanding of the world and what's happening.
>>7592435 >The goal is around 17k (to enter in a contest). I misspoke. Depending on how much fun I have with the first volume, I could easily make it 100k+; the contest only wants stories with 17k max, so I could trim that multi-course feast into a simple meal.
>>7589001 >what genre no idea, sci-fi? >plot It started as something very different, but has become more of the wandering immortal badass just passing through life and an interesting universe. As such there are many significant sub stories but not much of a main one. More episodic, which is why it has become so big in my head, as new things just keep getting added. >how many words written so far 14,100+ in current, and two older scrapped drafts of 8,700+ and 40,900+ >are you satisfied with it more or less, I got a big detailed outline done and the middle and ending feel great in my head. It is the beginning that just doesn't seem right. Originally it didn't really have a beginning but his origins keep popping up to define his motivation and I didn't want to just tell people he does X without have some reasoning. >name of your main protagonist has many names over the centuries, but I plan to keep them all one syllable long to my him distinct from the other characters. Zak is the first one. >etc... So I got the main character (enviable new high end hotel manager in low tech civilization) getting married at sea. Got high tech miners from space with lots of big robots. Need him to get into space before planet is destroyed by big bad (which is not covered till later). I figure I would make him emotional troubled so he makes mistakes, but not broken to the point he rushes in like an idiot as he is really smart (arguably a Marty Stu in many ways). Any advice or suggestions?
>Weird? Magical Fiction I guess >Guy overdoses on new designer drug and meets characters from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake. Writes about his experiences whilst tripping and becomes a successful author. Soon it becomes clear that he brought something back and is moving though the afterlife/bardos towards reincarnation.. >20,000, but I don't like my own style so I'm taking a break to become a better writer. >See above. Fairly satisfied. I love the idea >William
>plot I have a bunch of unrelated stories going on, I hope to tie them all together in the end. They kind of focus around how different types of people react to the world I made.
>how many words written so far very few, but I have note books full of ideas
>are you satisfied with it no
>name of your main protagonist How do you guys pick out names for character? Currently I have been putting [a], [b], etc. in place of names so it will be easy to change later. I also have a lot of character in the story.
Low-fantasy. All races are anthropomorphic animals a la redwall but there's no magic. Aiming for it to be a novel for youths.
Two best friends get separated after getting caught up in a plot to overthrow a lord. One lands in the midst of a tribe of savage wolves, who take them away and try to teach them to forget their old life among civilization and to embrace the freedom of acting like a wild animal. The other is framed for the overthrow plot and must choose to either prove themself innocent, or to take the blame and instead search for their missing friend.
The one among the wolves, being the much more frail and innocent one of the two, must try to find the courage to withstand the very frank and shocking realities of nature that the Wolves show her. While the other one must eventually resort to the criminal underworld for information on their friend, only giving credence to those that accuse him of being a murderer, thus making his search harder and harder as his bounty climbs and more people go after him.
>how many words written so far
46k spread over three chapters
>are you satisfied with it
I keep going back to rewrite the same three chapters, so I guess not.
>plot Well, it's not set in stone yet, there's gonna be a space war, mechs, lots of destruction and action. I have the mental and emotional intelligence of a 12 year old, so I'm going full over the top bombastic and hoping someone finds it entertaining. So hyperbolic that it borders on absurd? I haven't written much so this is something I'm still playing with.
I also want to introduce a bit more unexplained. I like that in stories, where things are fairly standard then weird shit starts happening.
Anyway, at the end I'm hoping to have the evil AI take control of an entire planet and turn it into a destructo mech and the protags have to land their mechs on it or inside and do crazy anime shit to blow it up.
I just want to be retarded in front of everyone.
>name of protag Undecided. Captain Undecided of the 108th shitfuckers brigade.
>>7589001 >what genre Science fiction/high fantasy >plot The story revolves around a group of inmates locked in a prison in Switzerland, and is set in a Shadowrun-like environment. Among them there are an idealistic android convinced of plotting a failed revolution, an alcoholic human con artist, a human who killed someone while driving high and an elf ex-physician which clinical essay turned to disaster and left a patient brain-dead. >how many words written so far Nothing final has been written, ~250,000 words of draft, ideas and notes >are you satisfied with it Kinda >name of your main protagonist Octavius
I guess it's sci-fi? hard to say, I don't think about it so much. alternate world.
A homeless man in a weird desolate beach town/slum decides he wants to have a lineage & becomes involved with several women. A powerful man in the town tries to prevent him fathering anyone because he thinks (maybe rightly) that it will turn into a criminal dynasty. A feud slowly develops. The powerful man's niece is part of a developing local religion and in a BDSM relationship with a boy who she found in the town. He feels emasculated & runs off to the hobo as a underling gangster before eventually processing that he's not emotionally prepared for making his own decisions, and the girl forces him to come back.
Yeah, i'm satisfied. I don't know if i expect to publish but i'm definitely having fun. It's one of the better things i've written.
>>what genre Gay revolutionary war slash fiction >>plot A gay man decides to fight in the revolutionary war, and then there's a bunch of ass fucking. >>how many words written so far 758,000 >>are you satisfied with it It's my life's work. >>name of your main protagonist Honcho Pete
>plot It's a short story about a plague in Britain in the late 1800's. Told from the "reports" of a British soldier that has returned from the Zululand campaign and is now put on what amounts to guard duty in London.
>what genre I donno, love story? / social-science fiction? >plot Anecdotals of a woman's life / a social experiment plot dealing with an age where there are only women. An anti-utopian but certainly not dystopian >how many words written so far Not enough certainly. >are you satisfied with it Their potential are great, my abilities are what's lacking >name of your main protagonist Chelsea "Se'a" Gagatchian / Parvaneh and Mateo.
What I've started with, but mostly as practice for the more ambitious ideas
>>7594180 Who I was born to was always of more concern to me. Time traveling in history books gives me a great advantage, so I've never seriously wished for such a thing. I just want to live 200+ more years in this age.
>what genre Fantasy/Magical realism >plot The boys are off hunting a local legend named Blockhead. The suburban monster that lives on the edge of every ghost-believers tongues at night. >how many words written so far 15k >are you satisfied with it So far, yes :D It's what I've always wanted to write, what I've always been in love with: Kids who make the world a grander place than it is. A summer of free imagination and wonderment
>name of your main protagonist Douglas Erickson. Impulsive young kid with the idea that he will one day become as legendary as his older brother.
>etc... I was just writing and came to a pool scene. Here it is if anyone is interested tbqh http://pastebin.com/4ggnY7Et
How you uh, how you comin' on that novel you're working on? Huh? Gotta a big, uh, big stack of papers there? Gotta, gotta nice little story you're working on there? Your big novel you've been working on for three years? Huh? Gotta, gotta compelling protagonist? Yeah? Gotta obstacle for him to overcome? Huh? Little story brewing there? Working on, working on that for quite some time? Huh? Yeah, talking about that three years ago. Been working on that the whole time? Nice little narrative? Beginning, middle, and end? Some friends become enemies, some enemies become friends? At the end your main character is richer from the experience? Yeah? Yeah? No, no, you deserve some time off.
Indeed and sure can. >what genre I suppose it would fall under science fiction >plot It's a long spanning saga amount a group of human experiments and their offspring and how they deal with a tumultuous society that fears them. It's nearing 10 arcs, several of which have differing protagonists and sociological themes. >how many words written so far All I have thus far is a collection for short related works so I don't have a word count. >are you satisfied with it Mostly satisfied. Some it is silly (think shonen anime tier) and I'm working on going back and smoothing that out. I also use this fictional universe as a springboard for other ideas that sometimes find their way into my other works >name of your main protagonist Zachariah, Arcs 1,2 Luke, Arcs 1-3 Samira, Arcs 3,5-7 Drew, Arc 4,8 There's plenty of other characters that could be considered protagonists, but these above are the most recurring. The first two both complete their character Arcs in 3 and die off, whereas the other two are recurring characters who become their sorta-successors.
>what genre Teen science fantasy >plot Boy from Oklahoma in 22nd century grows up to be a star fighter pilot -into space opera >how many words written so far 850,000+ >are you satisfied with it Yes but you can always edit more
>name of your main protagonist Fen Taylor >etc... First book for free in spring of 2016, subsequent new book in the series available every six months for the next 5 years
Yeah can someone write my literary masterpiece for me it's about a guy called ardolph truman who's discharged with a crippling wound and can't serve who returns to his wife and develops an intense psychotic obsession with Christianity and then suffers a delusion in which Gabriel says to father the second coming of christ and so then he fucks a 12 year old and keeps her locked up and she's pregnant meanwhile he calls the church the barracks and shit and he confesses to his minister when the child is being born because he panics and the 12 year old dies and he's taken to an insane asylum and he asks for gabriel to visit him but gabriel doesn't because lol you're fucking insane and have to deal with the reality of your actions and his physical wound represents the death of faith and societies to blame and shit thanks
Romance and loose scifi, I guess. A young woman who can ASMR people into incapacity finally finds a person who isn't lulled into submissive inertia by her voice. This other person instead has a voice that can drive people to suicide. Together, an epic battle between good and evil ensues, through the prism of the relationship between these two people who happen to visit the same bar. I'm about five thousand words in, it's going well, if a little slowly. And her name is Dolores, but she insists people call her anything else.
Did you post a picture of one of the characters? It was a girl I'm pretty sure, and it was a desert setting. She had a cape or something.
You said you already had the books written up, but you were re-working on some of the earlier ones if I remember correctly. I remember you saying that you were likely going to go under a pen name when I asked who I should look out for in the bookstore in the future.
>what genre Sci-fi >plot Something about drugs in the future giving people abilities and better living through chemistry, but with side effects up the wazoo. I've got a world but not really any characters or plot. >how many words written so far 0 of the actual story/novel, but I've written little blurbs of ideas and settings and places and potential characters. Stackin' up. >are you satisfied with it The ideas satisfy me, my execution so far is lacking. Trying to research and read books that have the sort of prose I like. >name of your main protagonist No idea. >etc... How to write book, eh?
>>7598149 >Something about drugs in the future giving people abilities and better living through chemistry, but with side effects up the wazoo >Not taking even more drugs to hide the side effects Do you even into nootropics?
I'm writing what I guess I'd call a Lyric Epic with no real plot, all hand-written. It's a lengthy recollection and recognition of beauty--especially that of adolescent girls--and is roughly the lifespan of the 'narrator'. It's my first major fiction, too.
>plot Pig is a an obese, unhygienic, apathetic man thaat is anither generic, average office worker. During daytime, he is nothing but a random face among the masses, but during nighttime he gives in to his socially unacceptable, twisted desires that he hides on his everyday life.
One day, he receives an e-mail about a guy proposing an idea to him, the concept of filming a snuff film. Naturally, Pig is fascinated by the aforementioned proposal, and excitedly agrees to secretly work on this film under the redudndant pseudonym of "pig", while wearing a rubber mask of the animal itself.
He then meets the cast... And essentially, shit happens.
I honestly don't know; I write everything on a journal.
>are you satisfied with it?
Nope. I think that this would work much better as a film, rather than a book. Mostly because after the introduction the story has an approach in which there really isn't a protagonist. To put it into perspective, I visualize this as an Iñarritu film in which there are multiple protagonists that have separate stories that come together.
I also visualized all the necessary scenes for the production of the snuff film to be filled with music instead of dialogue if this was a movie instead of a book.
At the beginning, Pig; however, the story ends up having around three protagonist because the focus of the plot is constantly shifting around them (I know that cohesion might be a problem).
I'm constantly re-writing the story, too. I really only do this for the pleasure that I get from writing it.
>>7589001 >>what genre poetry >>plot I really like her, she fucks like a goddess >>how many words written so far 8k? Plan on making it like 80 shorter (5-30 lines) poems >>are you satisfied with it Yeah, she'll hopefully like it. It's dumb to possibly fuck this up like this but I can't stop myself >>name of your main protagonist My name I guess? Or hers, depending on how you look at it
>>7599219 Yeah I like the masamune manga (pre movie) pinup prints. I'm not big on a lot of anime but the guts stuff strikes a cord with me. I've tried watching Inuyasha sober AND fucked up and I can't make heads or tails of it. Bleach give me a headache, and dragonball? Well, the less said about that one the better. I think my favorite piece of japanime is a shoe film called "the running man" from the Neo Tokyo collection.
>>7589001 I'm planning to write a novel if anything. Have three ways I want to go, but I am unsure which direction to choose. Two are genre (alt history, horror) and the third, well I'm not sure but I know it's not genre.
>>7589001 >what genre literary fiction (for lack of a better term so far) >plot Exploration of a country going through the last days of a military dictatorship as The General gets ready to step down, told from four different perspectives >how many words written so far ~1000 >are you satisfied with it It seems like an interesting concept, and one that I haven't seen done very often. But I'm not entirely sure any publishing house will take it >name of your main protagonist The General, since he's really the only character everybody else references. His name is his title because the man no longer matters, just the rank.
>Bog >isolated village of artists with rich superstitions and a mad idiom , Nora is damned to not have children/marry because her finger is prone to spells triggered by her father's minnow-thieving escapades , restless vain Apogee Hodden rides back in with the bog's only connection to civilization , a doting, concupesient bean-salesman ... Spiritual, humorous, experimental , flowery >170p handwritten >tentative yes >equally Gavrila, Bidget , and Nora Vuck and Apogee Hodden
Nothing besides brainstorming yet, but I want to explore the concept of art as a weapon. The general plot is political intrigue in a city-state run by guildhouses maneuvering for control and the various people who get drawn into the conflict.
>>7589001 >comteporary fiction, autobiographical elements >about a teenage girl who spends her time dating numerous older men, painting and her search for beauty > about her inevitable self-destruction >0 words written so far
>>7589001 >what genre Literary fiction, I guess. >plot Small friends group disintegrates after a death of a member. >how many words written so far 87k. Almost done. >are you satisfied with it I'm sure I'll dislike the earlier parts of the first draft because I started writing it nearly 3 years ago, but overall I'm very happy with it. >name of your main protagonist Simon >etc... A professor from my uni has agent friends who are interested in reading it, so I'm really excited to finish it.
- It's complicated because it's very baroque, but I suppose science-fiction or science-fantasy would be the best approximation. - Aiming to escape his responsibilities, the prince of a colonial empire joins an expedition to ancient ruins; what they end up discovering is a giant robot, the last remnant of a super-civilization which once covered the Earth and beyond. This reignites a war with an alien species of microfungi which aim to destroy consciousness through the universe, and were the demise of the aforementioned super-civ, making the prince responsible for something much worse than what he wanted to escape, changing the whole world. - Around 7000 in the computer, a bit more on paper. I know. I'm trying to write every day nowadays. - No, and I don't wanna be. - Âlwan Cwilem Honartâ - Coming up with only snipets of language that are convincing and unique is hard as balls; don't do conlanging kids. - The simple plot resume doesn't do it justice I feel. Nationalism, Darwinism, order in the universe, perception, idolization, anti-natalism, technological advancement, existential horror, dialectic history, civilization, religion, societal norms, and a big etc.
>>7604344 >gets entrenched in buddhist text >ultimately does nothing >continues to live the same empty hollow life Heheh.
>>7600301 >I've tried watching Inuyasha sober AND fucked up and I can't make heads or tails of it. Bleach give me a headache, and dragonball? Well, the less said about that one the better. Have you ever tried not watching shitty shounen animu? Try watching Legend of the Galatic Heroes since it's space opera and long as fuck, or also Serial Experiments Lain since you like GiTS.
>>7589001 >what genre Heck if I know. It's definitely got more of a literary bent than most genre books, but I supposed it's technically 'Adventure', if I were to call it something. >plot Too long to even think about explaining. Boils down to: "Goofball takes over the world," but obviously it's a lot more complicated than that. >how many words written so far 110k so far in 2nd draft. 156k in 1st draft. 2nd will probs be around 210-220k. >are you satisfied with it Yeah. It's not bound to be a masterwork, but it's not meant to be; just something marketable so I can make some nickels. >name of your main protagonist He's really annoying and everyone just calls him 'the Boss' because he's a bossy-butthead. >etc... I tend to use 'et cetera' or 'and c' more than 'etc.' Sometimes I use 'et cet', though.
Crackhouse full of hackers try to hustle drugs, clone credit cards, perform corporate espionage, steal, and scam money in an attempt to fund their various habits as well as pay off the mortgage of their crackhouse
12k so far because I've been a lazy cunt these last few days
>Satisfied? no, because I ran out of booze, cigarettes, and weed and I've been a lazy cunt these last few days
I'm probably gonna go to stater bros and throw a slim bottle of vodka down my pants like the good old days and crank out some words
>main protagonist Miles (nickname - real name not revealed until way later)
>>7589001 >Genre Fantasy >Dragons? Something to do with dragons, maybe dragon riders but don't want it to be to Eragon-esqe ya know? >How many words written so far None really, kinda piddled with and wrote an introduction to a dragon-rider type thing. Like i said before I don't want to resemble the Inheritance Cycle too much ( Although I love those books) >are you satisfied with it Yes and no.. I don't want to spend the time writing the book and then EVERYONE i show it to say it reminds them of Eragon.. I want it to be its own thing. >name of protagonist I've piddled around but i think I'm set on Ven or Ventis. Probably Ven, short, sweet, and to the point I suppose. >ETC.
General Idea of plot.. >Be no such things as dragons just myths and drunken tales of men in taverns >all of said Dragons officially show themselves >Come to fuck shit up >Intelligent? Maybe not intelligent like dragons in eragon where they can speak and use magic and what not, but enough to know what they're doing >HUGE FUCKING WAR between ALL RACES (Orcs, Elves, Man, Dwarf) and dragons >Ven comes across baby dragon with busted up wing >Heals him and becomes friends >Try to convince races that we can change all this, possibly >Declared traitor by his race >Dragons don't like this either, make _______ enemy as well >War on two fronts >I dont even...
>>7589001 >faux memoir >guy's dying and wants to shed light on a string of unsolved cases; he's the only person left unscathed who knows it all; focused around a socially experimental public university >~35000, but it's all just chunks, haven't written a complete chapter (I'm projecting between 80k and 90k) >very much, it's just dense and requires a lot of world building and development (I'm lazy) >Dwayne, mostly referred to by his monker "Matter"
my friends, family, and instructors keep pushing me to finish it, but I've developed a perfectionist attitude that I just need to get over
>what genre Doesn't apply >plot The main character is a girl teenager who is a serial killer >how many words written so far 6k >are you satisfied with it I am never >name of your main protagonist Frederica >name of the novella When the Rain comes
>STAWAAAAZ >Crime syndicate gets busted by Jedi after slavers raid the wrong world. Main characters are a slave and an understudy to the syndicate's main hired gun. >10k >Got a fair amount of positive feedback in the critique threads but they didn't know it was a scrub tier fan fiction so I'm happy. >Beim Angeln and Wamp
>>7589001 >what genre Sci-fi, pretty hard but still set in the future so it gets speculative. Nothing thought to be fully impossible is allowed. Softest thing is a failed Alcubierre drive described in the prologue, which destroyed itself and ended up sparking a huge world war. >plot First contact, humans more advanced but no FTL so it's a bit of a sketchy situation. Local people have a very schizophrenic technology level by our standards and have a variety of reasons for wanting human technology and bodies. Humans were sent to the world to start a colony and/or terraform it without prior knowledge that there would be sentient life there. >how many words written so far Rather not say, not enough. I have a few years worth of outlines and worldbuilding though. >are you satisfied with it I'm satisfied with how I envision the plot, but I'll wait until I re-read it before deciding if I like it >name of your main protagonist There are 5. Jack, Vic, Ren, Ray, and Greg (Jack, Victor, Ren [蓮], Raymond, and Grigori). The book shifts between their perspectives as they try to figure out a way to both not end up dead and avoid causing a global conflict on their new world.
>>7607888 >I don't want to spend the time writing the book and then EVERYONE i show it to say it reminds them of Eragon They will say it anyway. People are mostly fucking idiots. To them dragons=eragon.
>what genre Cyberpunk >plot In near future Hong Kong, a private investigator is called to investigate the murder of a corporation's research scientist. The discovery of a strong artificial intelligence there plunges the city's underworld into chaos, the tense political situation in the city's background finally breaking down into conflict over control of the AI. Ranging from the government, corporations, revolutionary groups, terror groups, Triads, and religious groups, many groups want control of the AI to secure their own power over the city. In the midst of this conflict, the private investigator and the AI must decide where they stand in this war between ideologies. >how many words written so far About 7000 >are you satisfied with it Not really, the start is pretty slow and there are some contradictions in that scene to clean up later. I'm confident that I'll be able to write the more political and philosophical parts well, but keeping the reader's interest during some of the much needed exposition (due to it being such a politically driven conflict) will be difficult. >name of your main protagonist Cyrus Langlois
>>7608614 Name him Cyrus Langley m8. Welcom. Plot sounds legit, but it's convoluted, divide the plot into a trilogy by using the different groups on different settings and how it affects the main storyline and you have a good hit on your hands.
>>7608665 >divide the plot into a trilogy by using the different groups on different settings and how it affects the main storyline and you have a good hit on your hands. Idea: he could separate the book into three from different perspectives and factions, but around the same event and time frame; this way, you can have a multi-threaded plot that isn't particularly complex or long, while fleshing the setting/characters more, and for marketting purposes you would have the readers by the balls, since you wouldn't be telling them the whole story in a single book.
>>7589001 >>what genre Fantasy >>plot Background is a war, main-character was the only survivor in a battle, enemies didn't find him and the land he is now in has been taken by them and he has to find a way home >>how many words written so far not much, less than 1000 of prologue >>are you satisfied with it It's a little shorter than it was before i typed it out, there are also a few holes i plan to patch when i've worldbuilt a little more >>name of your main protagonist dunno
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